Death by wheel – Spy Pics

So I haven’t put up any pics anywhere of my next build.  Its in the “pile of parts” stage, though the tubing for the frame is on order, and the engine cases and all other alloy parts are all bead blasted.  I’ve got a set of axle plates coming from XS650.com (support the site, buy some!) and the Frame jig is just waiting for something to happen.

For me, the parts gathering stage is fun, but the best part comes from modding the parts and making them into something new.  My friend Tom over at  Deep Six Cycles was cool enough to take part in my impending doom so I headed over to his shop and got to work.

 

 

They aren’t done just yet, but you get the idea…  Stay tuned for more to come on this build, as it transforms from a pile of tubing and some bolts to a complete new build.  The goal is to have this new bike built in the next 2 months for the Big Mountain Run!

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  1. Ted Allen
    Ted Allen says:

    Hello Hugh:

    I stumbled onto your website in a search for motorcycle rims. Imagine my leg wetting surprise when I saw your 7 Spoke design! I am wondering if I could buy a 16 X 3.5 rim (minus the cut-out in the spokes. I have my own brainstorm for that since I now have a mill)? Now for the only thing I can think of that might rub your fur in the wrong direction. I need the hub bolt pattern to be a five hole design, with the center cut for a 3/4-inch axle to bolt to my dreaded Harley-Davidson. If the bolt pattern and axle hole are not doable, I can mill them myself. I just really want a seven spoke rim for the rear of my custom H-D: 1977 Shovelhead in my 1939 Kuncklehead frame, runnning an H-D 5-speed, and a Harman & Holland 21-over front end. I have a 21 x 2.150 7 spoke rim for the H&H front end. I hope you can help me, but if not, no harm, no foul. You have a great website. Thank you

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